A loan of $1,075 helped to buy construction materials.

Maria Emilia's story

Mrs. Maria A. is 45 years of age. She has resided in Colonia Morazan for the last 10 years and is married to Mr. Jose Nuñez. Together they have had 3 children, of whom one is in high school. Her husband helps her with the expenses of the home as he has a business selling unpurified water (for services and to wash clothing). He sells water in different communities that do not have potable water. Mrs. A. has worked for 11 years making and selling tortillas. She has been able to help her children get ahead, and she needs the loan to improve her home to better their living conditions. Her desire is to be able to fix up her whole house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke

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